According to Marca, Nacho Monreal will join Real Sociedad on a two-year contract in the coming days.
The 33-year-old Spain international has been a long-term target for the Basque side who will pay Arsenal a small fee to complete the deal.
Monreal is under contract at the Emirates until next summer and the Gunners have an option to extend his tenure for another season.
Unai Emery has spoken openly about the club being willing to let more players go before the transfer window closes around Europe but his focus has been on shifting Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny.
Allowing Monreal to leave represents something of a risky move. One of three confirmed captains, he’s an experienced, well-liked member of the squad who has played the first two games of the season at left-back and can operate as a centre-back. His exit also means that until Kieran Tierney, his long-term successor, recovers from injury we’ll be relying on Sead Kolasinac.
Signed from Malaga in January 2013 for around £9 million he’s been one of the most underrated signings of the Wenger era. We’ll be sad to see him go.
All eyes will be on the travelling squad for this evening’s game at Anfield.